This soup is a new favorite. It’s so smooth & easy. The avacado makes it creamy. The hubby ate the leftovers before I knew they were missing. He likes it with a dash of hot sauce. Serve warm or cold with a dolop of Greek Yogurt.

Mix It Up
• There’s NO half and half or butter, like most tasty creamy vegetable soups.
• Try cooked Potatoes or cooked Yellow Squash in place of the Avocado. If you are eliminating the Avocado, then add a bit of Cream Cheese
• Try Lime instead of Lemon with the Avocado.
• Add a little bit of Pepper Jack Cheese or Sharp Cheddar Cheese for some extra zing (and fat).

Spinach & Avacado Silk Soup: Vita-Mix Blender

Rating: 5

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 8 ounces

Calories per serving: 77

Fat per serving: 49 cal, total fat 5.4g; sat fat 1g, trans fat 0g

Good points: very low in cholesterol, high in dietary fiber, high in potassium, very high in vitamin A, very high in vitamin C
Nutrition facts: 77 calories with 49 calories from fat.
total fat 5.4g, cholesterol 1mg, sodium 65mg, carbohydrates 6.5g, dietary fiber 3.0g, sugars 1.9g, protein 3.0g, vitamin A 48%, vitamin C 25%, calcium 4%, iron 4% (based on a 2000 callorie diet)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of water
  • 5 baby carrots
  • 1 clery rib with leaves
  • Sprig of parsley
  • Pinch of garlic
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 peeled, pitted & chopped avocado
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 Cups of spinach
  • 4 ounces of Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Create your own instant vegetable broth by mixing the water, celery, carrots, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper in the Vita-Mix for 2 to 3 minutes on High.
  2. Add the avocado, lemon juice, spinach and yogurt to the Vita-Mix.
  3. Zap for 2 to 3 more minutes on High until silky smooth and warm.
  4. Serve with Greek yogurt or a dash of hot sauce.
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